Gnaw, Galleries, Excavations


A large series of prints which examine evidential markings left by wild animals in found wood. Imagining these markings as evidence of a rapidly disappearing culture, this series attempts to draw parallels between human markings and those of beavers and porcupines (Gnaw), wood peckers (Excavation) and bark boring insects(Galleries ). Using hand printing techniques traditionally used in printing woodcut blocks, these large scale prints are mounted onto plywood panels. Mounting the prints in this way allows the viewer to read the markings and the resulting images in the manner of paintings.